Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: b | Slide: 17
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing process including clinical judgment and patient assessment; legal and societal expectations; and roles in improving patient care
Slide content:Societal Expectations of Nurses Nurses are seen as caring, nurturing, and self-sacrificing Nurses need to follow protocols and regulations and to stay up to date in their specialty 17
Slide notes:Traditionally, Western society has viewed nurses as caring, nurturing, and self-sacrificing. In the past, nursing was often provided by religious orders, and it was sometimes even seen as spiritual. Although nurses receive training in science and technical skills today, they are still expected to be compassionate and nurturing. These traits help nurses respond well to patient needs. Nurses are now expected to do more than provide compassionate care. They need to follow protocols, standards of care, and regulations; use technology; and stay updated on new developments in their area of specialty. 17